Yankees aim to end 3-game slide and face Rays


New York Yankees (79-54, first in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (74-57, second in the AL East) St. Petersburg, Fla.; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT LIKELY TO START: Yankees: Frankie Montas (4-11, 3.94 ERA, 1.

New York Yankees (79-54, first in AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (74-57, second in AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Yankees: Frankie Montas (4-11, 3.94 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 129 strikeouts); Rays: Shawn Armstrong (2-1, 4.72 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 52 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Yankees -122, Rays +103; over/under is 7 points

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees aim to break their three-game slide with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tampa Bay is 44-23 in home games and 74-57 overall. The Rays are 20-8 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

New York is 34-34 on the road and 79-54 overall. The Yankees hit 206 total homers to lead MLB.

Sunday’s game is the 16th time these teams have met this season. The Yankees are 8-7 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yandy Diaz has 31 doubles and eight home runs while hitting .288 for the Rays. Isaac Paredes is 6-for-19 with four homers in the last 10 games.

Aaron Judge has 20 doubles, 52 home runs and 114 RBIs for the Yankees. Anthony Rizzo is 6 for 21 with two homers and three RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 8-2, .282 batting average, 2.67 ERA, beat opponents by 35 runs

Yankees: 4-6, .205 batting average, 3.45 ERA, outscored by one run

INJURIES: Spokes: Shane McClanahan: IL 15 days (shoulder), Brandon Lowe: IL 10 days (tricep), Ryan Thompson: IL 15 days (tricep), Roman Quinn: IL 10 days (knee), Shane Baz: IL 60 days (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: IL 60 days (hip), Mike Zunino: IL 60 days (shoulder), Wander Franco: IL 10 days (wrist), JP Feyereisen: IL 60 days (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: IL 60 days (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: IL 60 days (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: IL 60 days (elbow)

Yankees: Andrew Benintendi: 10-Day IL (wrist), Anthony Rizzo: day to day (back), Jameson Taillon: day to day (forearm), Luis Gil: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Aroldis Chapman: IL 15 days (leg), Harrison Bader: IL 60 days (foot), Nestor Cortes Jr.: IL 15 days (groin), Scott Effross: IL 15 days (shoulder), Albert Abreu: IL 15 days IL (elbow ), Matt Carpenter: IL 10 days (foot), Luis Severino: IL 60 days (lat), Miguel Castro: IL 60 days (shoulder), Michael King: IL 60 days (elbow), Chad Green: IL 60 days (elbow ), Stephen Ridings: IL 60 days (shoulder), Zack Britton: IL 60 days (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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